Weird Al Yankovic Releases New Video "Tacky"
‘Weird’ Al Yankovic released the first music video from his newest comedy album Mandatory Fun on Monday for “Tacky,” a parody of Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated song “Happy.”
Celeb Cameos In Weird Al Yankovic's "Tacky"
“Tacky” takes on some of the more unattractive qualities popularized in pop culture – including the constant need to update social media – with lyrics like: “I would live Tweet a funeral, take selfies with the deceased”
The video, which mimics Pharrell’s, features comedians dressed in ridiculous, neon, mix-matched outfits, dancing and lip-syncing to the song. Cameos included Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black.
Stonestreet, who currently stars on Modern Family, took to Twitter to celebrate the video’s release, calling Yankovic a “national treasure.” And Schaal wrote that the video “was a lot of fun to make.”
The “Tacky” release is the first of many, as Yankovic previously announced he would be celebrating Mandatory Fun’s release by releasing eight music videos in eight days. On Tuesday, Yankovic released an animated lyric video for “Word Crimes,” which puts a grammatical spin on Robin Thicke’s summer hit “Blurred Lines.”
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